IFTA - International Fuel Tax Agreement

IFTA is an agreement created between Canada and the 48 lower U.S states to collect fuel taxes to pay for road maintenance. The Truckers must get an IFTA license permit to operate their vehicle in all states other than their home state and to report and pay fuel taxes to a single jurisdiction.

Is there an alternative to IFTA registration?

If a carrier is a qualified IFTA licensee and does not wish to participate in the IFTA program, the carrier can get a temporary fuel use permit to travel through member jurisdictions based on each state regulations.

Should I register for IFTA in my state?

If you have an established business with qualified motor carrier operations at your base state and operate to more than one state, then you must register for an IFTA license.

Your qualified vehicle must be used for business purpose and also have the following:

  • Vehicle with two axles at a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds (11,797 kilograms); or
  • Vehicle having three or more axles without considering the weight; or
  • Vehicle attached with trailer combination having weight more than 26,000 pounds

A recreational vehicle used for personal pleasure is not a qualified motor vehicle and vehicles used for the business purpose are not recreational vehicles.

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How do I apply for a Florida IFTA license?

Apply for International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Credentials (HSMV 85008), complete the application and submit it to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. E-file the renewal applications and mail it or submit at the CVDS Walk-in Counter.

What fees must I pay under IFTA?

Get your IFTA decals renewed annually at a cost of $4.00 per decal set.

What credentials will I receive?

Each IFTA licensee receives an IFTA license and must have the IFTA license photocopy in each motor vehicle. The license is valid from 1st January to 31st December of the calendar year.

Are there penalties for traveling without valid IFTA credentials or a fuel trip permit?

If a carrier operates a qualified motor vehicle without an IFTA license and decals in Florida , the vehicle operator must get a temporary fuel permit ($45.00) and pay $50.00 fine.

Do I file a quarterly fuel tax report if I didn't run during the quarter?

You must file a quarterly fuel tax return and submit a "zero report" even if no fuel was consumed.

What is the penalty and interest rate for filing a late quarterly fuel tax report?

The penalty for failing to file a return, late filing a return, or fail to remit tax due is $50.00 or 10% of the net tax due to all states. Interest at a rate of 1% per month is computed on all delinquent tax dues for each jurisdiction.

How do I obtain a return?

File the Florida IFTA quarterly tax returns online or if not filed online, manually complete the IFTA return and the fuel computation found in the mail received by the IFTA carriers. Print the return and mail it to the address mentioned in the return along with the payment due if any.

Where can I get more information?

www.flhsmv.gov

IFTA Rates For 2nd Quarter 2019

State / Province Gasoline Special Diesel Gasohol Propane LNG CNG Ethanol Methanol E-85 M-85 A55 Biodiesel Electricity Hydrogen
FLORIDA (FL) #19 U.S.
Can.
0.3510
0.1213
0.3497
0.1209
0.3510
0.1213
0.3497
0.1209

IFTA Quarterly Return Due Dates

File the IFTA quarterly return before the last day of the month that follows immediately after the end of the quarter. Penalty will be charged if not filed on time.

Reporting Quarter Reporting Period Due Date
1st January - March April 30
2nd April - June July 31
3rd July - September October 31
4th October - December January 31

If the e-filing due date comes on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, then file on next business day.